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To Imagine Is Human: An Evolutionary History

Andrey Vyshedskiy The Conversation
Imagination involves creating a mental image of something that is not present. Imagination is one of the key abilities that make us human. But where did it come from?

‘Perceptual Diversity’ Describes Who We Are

Oshan Jarow Vox
Every brain experiences reality differently. This census aims to help us understand how human diversity encompasses not only perception, but consciousness itself. See the link at the end of the article to participate in the census.


A Great Awakening

Molly Worthen The New York Times
This decade-old book is especially relevant now.

Trump Administration has been Using Private Therapy Notes Against Detained Kids

Gabe Ortiz; NPR Morning Edition; American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association expressed shock and outrage that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has been sharing confidential psychotherapy notes with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deny asylum to some immigrant youth.

Stop Blaming Mental Illness

Alan I. Leshner Science Magazine
We should apply science to the problem of mass shootings. The Senate should pass the House bill funding research on gun violence, and the country should stop scapegoating people who suffer from mental illness.

Friday Nite Videos | July 12, 2019

The Problem With America's College Entrance Exam. Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Rachel Maddow. Feelings for Reasons | Baba Brinkman. Mitch McConnell's Challenger Mimics Joe Manchin. Sheryl Crow - Everything Is Broken (Audio) ft. Jason Isbell.
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